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    Posted: 12 July 2009 at 9:21pm
New to the site and Paintballing
 
Got a A5 with the E Grip
 
Played 11 games yesterday ( first time ) and on the last game I had issues with the gun. Stopped firing.....air leaking out the front ofthe barrell
 
tore it apart and didn't find any bad O rings....any ideas ?
 
Gun is brand new...just unboxed it on thursday....test fired it on Friday and played Saturday....
 
when I connect Air to it right now the air comes out the front of the barrell...
 
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What is your air source?
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I am using a 20oz C02 tank
 
This is  the package I bought
 
 
here are my SPECS
 
 
 
 
  • Tippmann A-5 Paintball Marker
  • Tippmann A-5 HE Egrip System with External Selector Switch (Factory Installed)
  • Tippmann A-5 Cyclone Feed System (Factory Installed)
  • Tippmann A-5 Single Trigger and Guard (Factory Installed)
  • Tippmann A-5 Stock 8.5" Barrel
  • Tippmann A-5 Flatline Barrel System 
  • Tippmann A-5 Stock 200 Round Hopper
  • Tippmann A-5 6 Position Collapsible Car Stock (brand varies)
  • Single Lens Goggles with Visor (brand and style varies)
  • Heavy Duty Coiled Remote Line with Quick Disconnect
  • Pure Energy 20oz Aluminum CO2 Tank
  • Deluxe 4+1 Paintball Harness
  • 4 - 100+ Round Pods (color varies)
  • WarGear PREMIUM Soft Cyclone Flexi Paddles (color varies)
  • PMI Flexi Swab Deluxe Squeegee
  • Premium 1oz Gun Oil
  • Extra Tank O'ring
  • Operating Manuals
  • Gun Lubricant
  • Allen Wrenches
  • Barrel Sleeves
  • Cleaning Cables
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    if you cock the gun, does it still leak out the barrel?

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    Originally posted by The Guy The Guy wrote:

    if you cock the gun, does it still leak out the barrel?

    I have tired both ways....it seems to be leaking near the Tombstone...I checked the O-ring and it seems fine..
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    When was the last time the tank was filled?
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    just filled them right before my last game....going to try a different tank tonight from my other gun and bypass the air coil....thinking the air coil might be screwed up or have something stuck in it
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    Have you ever taken the tombstone out?

    Next time you do, take a look inside the valve and see if the o-ring in there is seated. Also, before you put the tombstone back in, put a ring of oil around the hole.

    Make sue you are using an approved lube, like Hoppes9, and not 3 in 1 or WD40.
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    The O-ring appears to be flush and the little washer fits over it with no problems....but I will double check and oil it up
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    Well theres your problem. The o-ring goes on top of the washer, not the other way around.

    O-rings seal. Hard to seal when theres a washer in the way.
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    Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ice44 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 July 2009 at 5:24pm

    MMMmmmmm...OK i feel stupid now....I will check that once I get home then...

    Thanks for the info...and great site...got a lot of good info just reading some of the old post...
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    Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CROSSAFIX Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 July 2009 at 6:11pm
    I have the same problem on two newer A5s.  About 1500 rounds through each.  When I screw on  Co2 tanks they blow out the barrel.  The gun is cocked. 
     
    What is the "Tombstone" ?
     
    Too new to the sport and guns to know the buzz words.
     
    Is there a tear down diagram/ proceedure on this site?
     
    Thanks
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    Sometimes i forget that most people aren't mechanically enclined...ROFL
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